Nonradial nonadiabatic stellar pulsations: A numerical method and its application to a β Cephei model
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique de l'Université de Liège, avenue de Cointe 5, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Corresponding author: M. A. Dupret, email@example.com
Accepted: 7 November 2000
A new general method for the computation of nonradial nonadiabatic oscillations of a given stellar model is presented for a linear approximation. A simple and useful modelling of the atmosphere is included, allowing to obtain credible values for the eigenfunctions in the atmosphere. Some of the results obtained for a model are shown as an illustration. Our study opens the way to different applications. Better theoretical line-profile variations could be obtained from our method, allowing a more detailed comparison with observations. More generally, our study is relevant for asteroseismology, giving a way for a better knowledge of stellar interiors.
Key words: stars: interiors / stars: oscillations
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